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Collective bargaining bill sparks open records suit (UPDATE)

A Michigan education group is suing Dane County's district attorney to recoup legal costs it incurred while pursuing an open records request tied to Wisconsin's new collective bargaining law. Education Action Group Foundation Inc., Muskegon, Mich., twice requested all of Ismael Ozanne's county emails pertaining to Gov. Scott Walker or the budget-repair bill, said Steve Gunn, ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Falk likely to drop lawsuit over union law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A spokesman for Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk says she is likely to drop her lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's bill taking away collective bargaining rights from public workers after a judge dismissed it. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi left open the possibility that Falk, who is leaving her post next ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Judge delays decision on union lawsuit (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for the state of Wisconsin argued Wednesday that a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's divisive collective bargaining law should be dismissed because it is not ripe given that the law has not yet taken effect. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi said she would issue a written ... Subscribe ...

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Judge to look at how union law was passed 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Madison, Wis. (AP) — Having declared that Wisconsin's divisive union law isn't really a law yet, a judge was set to return to one of the underlying questions dogging the measure — whether Republicans violated the state's open meetings law during the frenzied run-up to passage. Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration reluctantly suspended ... Subscribe ...

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Judge halts implementation of bargaining law 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The showdown over Wisconsin's explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect. Republican lawmakers pushed through passage of the law earlier this month despite massive protests that drew up to ... Subscribe ...

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Appeals court cedes Wis. union law to higher court 
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By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court declined to rule Thursday on whether to allow a law stripping public employee unions of nearly all their collective bargaining rights to take effect, saying the issue should be decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. It's appropriate for the state's highest court to take the ... Subscribe ...

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DOJ files to appeal union law order (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press The Republican-controlled state Assembly passed the bill the next day and Walker signed it on March 11. Ozanne's lawsuit contends Republicans didn't give the proper 24-hour public notice that the committee planned to meet, violating Wisconsin's open meetings law. Sumi said that's a crucial point as she justified the emergency order during a ... Subscribe ...

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Judge blocks collective bargaining law (UPDATE)

By JASON SMATHERS and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill. Lawmakers had approved Gov. Scott Walker's measure last week, breaking a three-week stalemate ... Subscribe ...

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Judge pushes back hearing on union bill suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge says no one should expect a quick ruling in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's contentious collective bargaining law. Secretary of State Doug La Follette said he plans to publish the law on March 25. But Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, a Democrat, has filed a lawsuit to block publication and challenging ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Judge denies request to block anti-union law (UPDATE)

A judge has denied an emergency request to block a law that takes away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of Wisconsin's public workers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed the legislation Friday morning, but it doesn't take effect until the day after an official secretary of state notice is published in the Madison ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Lawsuit seeks to block implementation of union law (UPDATE)

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SCOTT BAUER and 
TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge was considering Friday whether to block enactment of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of Wisconsin's public workers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed the legislation Friday morning, but it does not take effect until the day after ... Subscribe ...

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